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  • Get a Fake Facebook Girlfriend for $20 Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    Want a girlfriend to pump up your social profile? Love may not be all you need.

  • Obama Gun Control Plan Faces Tough Road in Congress Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama announces the creation of an interagency task force for guns as as Vice President Joseph Biden listens on.

    House Republicans are rejecting President Obama's $500 million gun-control plan while his allies in the Democratic-controlled Senate are stopping well short of pledging immediate action.

  • What Will It Take to Get the Fed to Stop Easing? Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    "Europe has stabilized, the (U.S.) economy is going better, yet the Fed has this super-accommodative policy in place," said Joe LaVorgna, chief US economist at Deutsche Bank. "It doesn't make sense, but they're stuck with it."

  • Obama Seeks Assault Gun Ban, Background Checks Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 10:21 AM ET
    President Obama signs executive actions to curb gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden (L) and invited guests look on.

    With children sitting nearby, President Obama proposed a new ban on assault weapons and universal background checks for gun buyers on Wednesday in a sweeping package to curb firearm violence after the killing of 20 first-graders and six adults in a Connecticut school last month.

  • Mid-Atlantic Business Activity Drops: Philly Fed Index Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region unexpectedly contracted in January, a survey showed.

  • CBS Shares Pop on Real Estate Trust Conversion Plan Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Signage is displayed on the CBS Corp. Television City building in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

    CBS' stock rocketed on Thursday, as investors applauded the media company's move to convert its outdoor advertising business to a real estate investment trust, while divesting itself of its international portfolio.

  • Super-Rich Shun Advisers, Looking for Next Big Deal Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 9:37 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Tycoons are shunning wealth managers, putting their money into property and other ventures rather than trust a financial industry battered by the 2008 crisis.

  • Citi Falls Short on Earnings; Blames New Regulations Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 8:28 AM ET
    Citigroup Center

    Citigroup badly missed earnings estimates in the fourth quarter, reflecting what its new CEO called a "challenging" environment.

  • Groupon Features Help Merchants Measure Deal Success Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 8:19 AM ET

    Groupon launched free online analytics that help merchants gauge the effectiveness of their deals on the digital platform.

  • UnitedHealth Posts Narrow Earnings Beat, Shares Suffer Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 8:17 AM ET
    UnitedHealth Group

    UnitedHealth on Thursday reported fourth quarter earnings that narrowly beat forecasts and repeated its forecast for earnings and revenue growth in 2013.

  • Jobless Claims, Housing Starts Boost Recovery Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:57 AM ET

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign the job market is healing. But much of the decline reflects seasonal volatility in the data.

  • Boeing Could Be in 'Deep Flavored Yogurt:' Expert Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:57 AM ET
    787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) stands on the tarmac after making an emergency landing in Takamatsu, Japan.

    Boeing have serious problems, aviation expert Michael Boyd told CNBC on Thursday, if the 787 battery problem is a "design flaw."

  • Mortgage-Related Charges Hit Bank of America Profit Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    Bank of America profit fell from a year ago, as it took more charges to clean up mortgage-related problems.

  • Housing Crisis: New Rules Hit Mortgage Servicers Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 6:01 AM ET

    New rules could make mortgage servicing more expensive, especially for those specialty servicers and level the playing field between them and the big bank servicers.

  • AT&T Mulls Takeover in Europe: Report Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    U.S. telecoms group AT&T is looking at an acquisition in Europe, possibly of Dutch peer KPN or the UK's Everything Everywhere, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Airbus Beaten by Boeing as Orders Plunge Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:50 AM ET
    The Airbus Tianjin factory in Tianjin, northern China.

    Europe's Airbus posted a 43 percent drop in orders and surrendered its crown as the world's largest planemaker to Boeing last year, but predicted improvements in both orders and deliveries for 2013 as airlines seek to reduce fuel costs.

  • Boeing Dreamliners Grounded for Battery Checks Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) stands on the tarmac after making an emergency landing in Takamatsu, Japan.

    Airlines scrambled on Thursday to rearrange flights as Europe, Japan and India joined the United States in grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jets while battery-related problems are investigated.

  • New Coupon Startup 'Honey' Finds Deals for You Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 1:49 AM ET

    A coupon company for the web is not a new idea. But Ryan Hudson, who has spent over a decade building companies, has found a way to wow investors, the Global Post reports.

  • Foreclosure activity in the United States was at a near six-year low in December and declined over the entire year as the housing market continues to recover.

  • Are Dreamliner Glitches Just 'Teething Issues?' Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 12:49 AM ET
    A Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner airplane for All Nippon Airways

    As major airlines around the world start grounding Boeing's Dreamliner passenger jets amid safety concerns, analysts tell CNBC they are confident the U.S. aircraft manufacturer will fix the 787's "teething issues," which arise each time new technology is introduced.

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